Citrus paradisi Macf.
Grapefruits and their hybrids
February – May
The Shambar Grapefruit is the result of the selection, in 1936, of a spontaneous mutation that occurred on the Marsh grapefruit in California (USA). Its name is formed from the combination of the surnames of its discoverer (A. Barnes) and the USDA researcher who first described (A.D. Shamel). It was introduced commercially in 1945. It is a pink-fleshed grapefruit similar to Marsh and Ruby grapefruits, but slightly earlier maturing and better colored than Ruby.
TREE AND FRUIT DESCRIPTION:
Vigorous, open-bearing tree with a tendency to form a rounded crown. Medium sized fruit, typically oblate in shape. Smooth, thin, pale yellow rind. Very juicy and fresh flesh, salmon color with the typical bitter and aromatic flavor of pigmented grapefruits. It has seeds.
Variety appreciated for fresh consumption and juice production.